Can I nominate students after the priority deadline?

2020-12-05T17:48:59-06:00December 5, 2020|

Yes - we welcome you to nominate any qualified students after the deadline, if you choose to do so. This includes students who may have been overlooked in the original nomination process or even students who earned a qualifying score that was not available until after the deadline. A test score from the current academic year, no matter when the test was taken or the score reported to the school, may be used to determine eligibility. Note that spaces in the program are in very high demand and will begin to fill exceptionally fast the same day we send invitations. As a [...]

Can I / should I send letters to families of the students that I nominate?

2020-12-05T17:48:41-06:00December 5, 2020|

We welcome any support that you wish to provide to us in the way of creating an open line of communication with your families. If you plan to or are considering sending information about the program to nominated families prior to our email invitation in January, we kindly request to see a copy of the communication prior to its release. This helps us ensure that any facts, figures or other information provided about the program accurately reflect any changes we have made for the upcoming year but might not have yet announced publicly. Reach out to us at with your [...]

What scores may be used to determine eligibility?

2020-12-05T17:45:58-06:00December 5, 2020|

Any score that meets the 95th percentile or above criterion Any overall score, any average score or any individual subtest / section score in any subject area A score from any school year, past or present, including any score obtained this spring

Who is eligible to be nominated for DECATS?

2020-12-05T17:46:16-06:00December 5, 2020|

DECATS is open to students who: will complete third through sixth grades this academic year, and have a ranking in the 95th percentile or above on any nationally standardized achievement test, creativity test or reasoning test, in a specific area, in multiple areas or as an average score overall

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